So I've recently gotten back into BGEE1&2 on the switch. The drive controls are awesome for solo play and pretty good for groups. Another level of immersion is really cool. Aside from a few console specific limitations on the switch I'm having a lot of fun. I'm limited to in-game glitches and import tricks as my only way of "breaking" the game, so its kinda cool. No ee-keeper or cheat consoles make it a neat little Baldur's Gate sandbox to play in.
So I've had a few ideas for playthroughs I want to attempt but I had a few questions...
The main concept I've been mulling over is The Brave Sir Fate and his minstrels, kinda like The Brave Sir Robin from monty python. So it'd be a solo paladin followed by each bard type, and all they would do is auto defensive buff themselves and sing, while the paladin fights. So. I read somewhere something about bard songs not stacking any more, but only if they are the same type. I suppose I'd go Paladin Protagonist, Bard, Blade, Jester, Skald. I think the blade would be kinda useless in this scenario until he gets the ability to take HLA bard song, and then I'd have all 4 unique songs being sung at once, correct? Perhaps near the end of ToB the minstrels could mislead or sim and actually help in combat while their doubles sing? What would be the best paladin type for this concept? Undead Hunter seems like the one to go for the best immunity stacking if I'm not mistaken? Any ideas or corrections to this concept would be greatly appreciated.
Next I have a CE archer run going, using the helm of opposite alignment and girdle of gender change trick to swap him from LG to CE but he still becomes a fallen archer if I drop to despised rep. Apparently I can still GM in shortbows while fallen archer, so I had a few questions. During a certain part of BG2 there is an alignment shift, will it change my alignment at all, since I'm already CE? Also should I just attempt the fallen archer run, and how much harder would that be come SoA/ToB? I'm right in assuming its basically just a kneecapped fighter right?
So with all those questions I'd also like to see if anyone else has interesting party comp ideas or in-game glitches I could use to make something neat outside-the-sandbox runs, so to speak.